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Old 12-06-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default M&P Shield vs. Glock 43

Just looking for opinions. I am not a fan of full size glocks don't like how they feel in the hand. Had a shield that I regret selling but now I'm leaning towards the 43. Liked how it fit almost as much as my shield. Seems like the 43 is a little lighter and smaller for ccw which I like. How are the 43's to shoot? Pros and Cons?


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Old 12-06-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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I went from Glock 27s to Shields and haven't regretted it.
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I have held both of them and well I like both and currently carry a shield because of the price difference... But to me it is 6 in one hand half dozen in the other. Both are great manufacturers, both have been tried and true. Really it is which one feels the best to you. Compare them side by side, dry fire them, close your eyes and "point" both of them and see which one points more natural for you. These are self defense pistols both will serve the purpose just as good as the other.

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Brandon hit the nail on the head. My .02 cents, I own a Shield 9mm, love it. Got it paired with a Desantos holster. Seemless in whatever I wear. Forget I'm even wearing half the time. Going buy another one in 40 and give the nine to the wife. It's a solid litte shooter. Good luck!
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The 43 is a tac driver... I could probably kill more deer with it in a week than SICF will kill all season...
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:57 AM   #6
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Someone had a used 40 shield for 275? A few days back. Going to the range today with my new 9mm shield.

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New one not much more at Scotts Outdoors....
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:44 AM   #8
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I didn't see the .40 shield there. I bought mine at Elgin for a bit more, but the .40 was less. Also picked up the SDVE9mm as well. I figured with shipping and FFL fees and hassle, I ended up buying it at Elgin. Of course, a new FFL guy shows up in GB with reasonable fees

Thanks for sharing the Scott's flyer. Adding it to my list with Buds and Quantico.

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I have both and like both a lot but prefer the Glock over the Smith. They are both great guns just go with the one that feels better to you.
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I liked them both and held them both ended up with m&p shield 9mm. I carry it with the 8 + 1 over the 6 +1 in the Glock and the price difference didn't hurt either.
I have the desantis intruder holster and really like it.

I also like that you can buy the shield with or without the safety.
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